There are 2.3 million incarcerated Americans. Over 750,000 of them are in local jails. Two thirds of those people have not been convicted of any crime. They simply cannot raise the bail money required for pretrial release. Over 50% of all detainee suicides happen within the first 14 days of custody; 23% of those suicides happen within the first 24 hours.

Help Bond Me enables the detained to crowfund bail money. Friends and family can pledge anywhere from $10 to $100. A pledge becomes a contribution only if the total amount required is raised.

If the detainee qualifies for bond, an even lower amount (normally 10% of bail) is required. Help Bond Me works with local bail bonding companies to ensure the fastest jail release possible.

How it works

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